InsideTrack February 2016

    By BMW

    BMW M4 GTS

    BMW has crafted the ultimate vehicle for serious performance drivers: the BMW M4 GTS. It has lapped Germany’s notorious Nürburgring Nordschleife in a mere 7 minutes 28 seconds. And with a limited number of units available in the U.S., only a select few will be able to possess this most agile, radical and powerful M4 ever built.

    The new BMW M4 GTS was conceived based on a fundamental conviction: even the best performance can be improved. It enhances BMW’s award-winning M TwinPower Turbo inline six-cylinder engine with a revolutionary water injection system – the first in any production road car. Injected as a fine spray, the water evaporates, lowering the intake air temperature. This, in turn, reduces the compression temperature in the combustion chamber, minimizing the risk of knock and allowing the engine to operate with higher boost pressure and advanced spark timing. The result – 493 hp at 6250 rpm, and 443 lb-ft of peak torque from 4000 to 5500 rpm, all harnessed through a 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic – allows the M4 GTS to roar from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds.

    And roar it does, through four 80-mm, M-engraved tailpipes, with exhaust notes sent through a lightweight titanium rear silencer. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires grab the road, balanced by ultra-high-performance M Carbon Ceramic Brakes that bring its awe-inspiring acceleration to a quick, fade-resistant stop.

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    Posted: February 18, 2016, 5:24 pm



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